Marlene

It was on the special occasion of her last night in Rio de Janeiro. We were smashed up against the bar of a famous samba venue when two warrior women, exaggerating their merriment, disrespected the personal space of the Queen.

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Sobre outros Rios | Paquetá Island

Que ilha você levaria para uma pessoa deserta? Fácil: Paquetá! |
The folkloric island in the middle of Guanabara Bay is not to be missed!

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Street Art – Rio | Arte de rua – Rio

O acervo está aberto: Passei 10 anos fotografando no Grande Centro do Rio de Janeiro | After 10 years photographing the urban art of Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition is open.

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Head-carrying | Carregar na cabeça

Although he hadn’t carried the jackfruit from its origins in the Western Ghats of India for the fruit to do so well in the Serra do Mar of Rio de Janeiro, I knew exactly where he had gotten it. And it seemed as no less of an incredible feat to have carried the heavy monster all the […]

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Cazé Arte: entre cidades e tintas | Between cities and paints

Você não pode ir para a rua, mas pode trazer a rua para você! O meu encontro com o grande artista da Lapa: Cazé | You cannot go the streets right now, but you can bring the street to you! My interview with Cazé, renowned urban artist of Rio de Janeiro

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Walking the Old City

Gujarat has been at the crossroads of civilizations for longer than memory. Its most iconic city, Ahmedabad, still holds its unique architectural mix of Jainism, Hinduism and Islam. The comparison was inevitable: the old city was much cleaner and more preserved than my beloved Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Then there was the woodwork and the […]

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Teoria de padaria

“Mermão…” berrou o gordo alegre, na roda dos amigos na padaria às 6:30 da manhã, sábado, naquela gritaria desagradável, mas engraçada, de concurso pneumático de macho carioca. “…O que você não aprende em casa, você aprende na rua…e a rua é o pior lugar para você aprender qualquer coisa!” Tomei o meu café em silêncio […]

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Memórias de Colonia

A photo essay on autumn and the present perfect in the timeless Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay by Ricky Toledano

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Gentrification: problem or progress?

I suspect that whomever can answer that question of whether gentrification is progress or problem shall answer all questions, because it reverts to a much more profound human challenge.

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